Bay City News is reporting that:

A stolen vehicle was recovered in San Francisco this afternoon after a pursuit that started when the vehicle that was equipped with an electronic tracking device was located in Marin County near Tiburon, according to the California Highway Patrol.

The vehicle had been reported stolen in San Francisco, and was located at about 3 p.m. because of LoJack, an electronic device attached to the vehicle, a CHP dispatcher said.

The CHP pursued the vehicle across the Golden Gate Bridge into San Francisco where it was recovered somewhere in the city, according to the dispatcher, who did not know if the suspect was also apprehended.

Thanks to Streetsblog SF editor and Friend of the Appeal Bryan Goebel, we know where that “somewhere in the city” is: Polk and Pine (or so). Bryan caught a portion of this chase and its aftermath on digifilm, you can see the pictures he took here.

“All mainstream media types are here…including KCBS” he noted. “I’m told it was all over a stolen vehicle.” Well, it was a pretty slow news day, we can see that being pretty much the only game going.

Image: velobry

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Eve Batey is the editor and publisher of the San Francisco Appeal. She used to be the San Francisco Chronicle's Deputy Managing Editor for Online, and started at the Chronicle as their blogging and interactive editor. Before that, she was a co-founding writer and the lead editor of SFist. She's been in the city since 1997, presently living in the Outer Sunset with her husband, cat, and dog. You can reach Eve at eve@sfappeal.com.

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  • kfarr

    Hmm, now that we have electronic tracking there isn’t really a need to “chase” anymore. Seems more prudent to “follow” from a distance at safe speeds and apprehend the suspect later. Less exciting, but nobody dies.

  • kfarr

    Hmm, now that we have electronic tracking there isn’t really a need to “chase” anymore. Seems more prudent to “follow” from a distance at safe speeds and apprehend the suspect later. Less exciting, but nobody dies.